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dnt.thnk.twce
06-20-2009, 06:37 PM
Finally got up to Brown County to meet Mike and Tookta at Mainland Ukes - great people - and a nice place to visit.

I came home with a lovely Red Cedar Concert!

http://www.ukuleleunderground.com/forum/picture.php?albumid=400&pictureid=2338

Sorry Alex, Mike says you have to come up and compare the pineapples yourself!!!

Now to go learn how to play music on this thing...



PS - anyone know why my iSight camera has this mirror thing going on - or did I get a defective T-shirt?

specialmike
06-20-2009, 06:53 PM
That's a really sweet Mainland uke you have right there. I'm beginning to think that it's going to be really hard to have uke made by every company :)

As for the isight flipping the mirror.. I quick read some mac forums and it looks like your stuck buddy. But you can preview the picture... or something, and then go to ... tools, and click, "flip horizontal" then you'll have it right.

haole
06-20-2009, 06:55 PM
The iSights are always backwards.

But backwards or forwards, that's a gorgeous uke and I hope you enjoy the hell out of it!

ukebrudder
06-20-2009, 06:56 PM
Try using photobooth and click Edit> Auto Flip Photos, or Flip Photo

RON<>VA
06-20-2009, 07:17 PM
Beautiful uke!

UkuEroll
06-20-2009, 09:29 PM
Finally got up to Brown County to meet Mike and Tookta at Mainland Ukes - great people - and a nice place to visit.

I came home with a lovely Red Cedar Concert!

http://www.ukuleleunderground.com/forum/picture.php?albumid=400&pictureid=2338

Sorry Alex, Mike says you have to come up and compare the pineapples yourself!!!

Now to go learn how to play music on this thing...



PS - anyone know why my iSight camera has this mirror thing going on - or did I get a defective T-shirt?
Are you going to make a video, I'm waiting for my Mahogany Tenor. I Would like to hear the difference between them.

jkevinwolfe
06-21-2009, 01:38 AM
The iSight is backwards when you shoot with Photo Booth. Most other apps don't do this. I use an app called iGlasses that allows you to make a variety of useful camera adjustments to any app that uses the iSight. It has a Mirror feature that flips the camera image to the correct orientation.

In addition to Flip Photos in the Edit menu of Photo Booth, I also see an Auto Flip New Photos option below it. (I'm not positive that this wasn't added to the menu by iGlasses.) Worth checking.

RevWill
06-21-2009, 01:44 AM
That is one gorgeous uke. I love the look of those Mainlands.


You lucky dog!

HoboUke
06-21-2009, 02:19 AM
Nice Uke Eric.

As far as the photo goes, I didn't even notice the lettering on the shirt was backward when I noticed you had on a UU shirt. Instead, I asked myself, "Now, Why did he get a left handed Uke?"

Can't wait to hear ya play it. We gotta get together and do some jammin' as soon as you get back in town.

~Sam

Bratset
06-21-2009, 02:58 AM
That's a sweet Uke!

MangoMon
06-21-2009, 04:25 AM
Congrats on the Mainland. I couldn't be happier with mine. As pretty as they are; they sound even better.

SailQwest
06-21-2009, 04:52 AM
Congrats! I have the same uke! She's got a big, rich voice and lots of attitude!

(She's in my avatar.)

actaylor
06-21-2009, 08:30 AM
Gave that same model to my daughter as a graduation present. Great sound. I've just ordered a Mainland mahogany concert model. They make a nice uke for the money!

seeso
06-21-2009, 09:28 AM
Congrats on the new Mainland! Did you keep your hands and feet away from hoosierhiver's cage? :p

If you're using Photobooth, just toggle "Auto Flip New Photos" under the Edit menu and all your new photos will get automatically flipped.

KC8AFW
06-21-2009, 11:11 AM
Congrats, Dude! That's one sweet uke. My Mainland mahogany concert should be here tomorrow (yay me!).

DeG
06-21-2009, 11:38 AM
Sweet uke score!

hoosierhiver
06-21-2009, 01:10 PM
Congrats on the new Mainland! Did you keep your hands and feet away from hoosierhiver's cage? :p

Tho never fully domesticated, I seldom bite. :D

mailman
06-21-2009, 01:38 PM
All of the Mainland ukes I've seen so far have the rope binding. Is this true of all Mainland ukes?

haole
06-21-2009, 01:40 PM
All of the Mainland ukes I've seen so far have the rope binding. Is this true of all Mainland ukes?

Yup, that seems to be their trademark. I think it looks classy, but it's not for everyone.

mailman
06-21-2009, 02:32 PM
Yup, that seems to be their trademark. I think it looks classy, but it's not for everyone.

I'm not a big fan of it, myself. Just a personal preference thing. I'm sure they're great ukes; I'm strictly talking looks here. I think I'd prefer a herringbone pattern better....

dnt.thnk.twce
06-21-2009, 03:34 PM
The iSight is backwards when you shoot with Photo Booth. Most other apps don't do this. I use an app called iGlasses that allows you to make a variety of useful camera adjustments to any app that uses the iSight. It has a Mirror feature that flips the camera image to the correct orientation.

In addition to Flip Photos in the Edit menu of Photo Booth, I also see an Auto Flip New Photos option below it. (I'm not positive that this wasn't added to the menu by iGlasses.) Worth checking.

Good call! Yeah, I'm feelin' pretty stoopid for not finding that:rolleyes:

Corrected:

http://www.ukuleleunderground.com/forum/picture.php?albumid=400&pictureid=2359

CoffeeMate
06-21-2009, 07:14 PM
nice uke, a mainland is on my list of gotta get some day, prolly at next years uwc. happy strumming:D

Ahnko Honu
06-21-2009, 10:00 PM
I got my Mainland pineapple in the mail yesterday, and I'm ecstatic! Beautiful to look at but even more beautiful sounding. I'll post pics to as soon as I can. :shaka:

UKISOCIETY
06-22-2009, 12:49 AM
I got my Mainland pineapple in the mail yesterday, and I'm ecstatic! Beautiful to look at but even more beautiful sounding. I'll post pics to as soon as I can. :shaka:

Video! I wants video!!!

Or it didn't happen! :D

ichadwick
06-22-2009, 12:50 AM
I have the same uke, except, of course, mine's a tenor. I'm anxiously awaiting Mainland's new summer lineup. Will it be a Boulder Creek or Mainland that I get next...?

Choboy
06-22-2009, 01:06 AM
im giving my mainland back to mike.


so that he can install a MiSi!
:D:D:D:D

jkevinwolfe
06-22-2009, 01:30 AM
Ahnko, you're making a lot of folks jealous. That's great to know they're in. I'm paying Mike a visit in August to check out the pineapple crop.

Choboy, You won't be disappointed with the MiSi. I think it's the nicest uke pickup/preamp combo I have heard to date.

UkuEroll
06-22-2009, 02:54 AM
I have the same uke, except, of course, mine's a tenor. I'm anxiously awaiting Mainland's new summer lineup. Will it be a Boulder Creek or Mainland that I get next...?

Summer line! any idea of what's coming? I'm Anxiously waiting for my Tenor, and now I hear they have more on the way.
Hope I don't like em cos that'll be more expense:D

RevWill
06-22-2009, 03:39 AM
The Summer line is expected to include mangos and banjo ukes.

KC8AFW
06-22-2009, 04:29 AM
The Summer line is expected to include mangos and banjo ukes.

Ooooohhh! Mango. *wipes drool from chin* :D

RevWill
06-22-2009, 05:16 AM
I know! I can't wait to see some spalted mango with that sweet rope binding.



In my hands.

Lori
06-22-2009, 06:03 AM
I know! I can't wait to see some spalted mango with that sweet rope binding.



In my hands.

Me too! I wonder though, on the Mango wood, each one will look so individual. I need to choose the woodgrain, which is key for me. Those mangos can have quite a range of looks. I hope there will be a way for me to see the one I am buying before I order one.

–Lori

haole
06-22-2009, 06:36 AM
Really looking forward to the mangos. I've been really indecisive about how to fix my lack of a tenor ukulele with my tight budget, and if the solid mangos are even half as awesome as I think they'll be, I might have to pull the trigger.

Too bad the girlfriend will find out about it and cut off my fingers so I can't play it. Unless I stump it.

Pueo
06-22-2009, 06:56 AM
I've been wanting a concert ukulele more and more strongly lately, and I am leaning towards the Mainlands. I also wanted a Mango since I have a nice Koa Pono already. Mango Mainland you say? I think I just decided on my next ukulele!

Link
06-22-2009, 09:12 AM
I got my Mainland pineapple in the mail yesterday, and I'm ecstatic! Beautiful to look at but even more beautiful sounding. I'll post pics to as soon as I can. :shaka:
Do it! I'm dying to see pics of one!

Denno
06-22-2009, 09:16 AM
I actually ordered a mahogny concert today. Big thanks to Mike for beeing so helpfull!
Now I just hope it will arrive before friday, even though it might not be that way. But I am hoping. :)

Link
06-22-2009, 09:20 AM
I've been wanting a concert ukulele more and more strongly lately, and I am leaning towards the Mainlands. I also wanted a Mango since I have a nice Koa Pono already. Mango Mainland you say? I think I just decided on my next ukulele!

Heck yeah. I am waiting for those sweet Mainland Mangos!

BTW, great new uke, original poster. Got one myself, although I want a cedar concert too.

glp
06-24-2009, 09:18 PM
seems like everyone is waiting for the mango doors to open.

actaylor
06-25-2009, 06:05 AM
FedEx delivered my Mainland mahogany concert this morning. Had to play it for awhile before I left for work! Love it!

Bram
06-25-2009, 06:19 AM
The tracker gave me this message a few days ago:
"Your item is being processed by customs in NETHERLANDS."

I hope they hurry up a bit!

Denno
06-25-2009, 06:33 AM
God damn!
Bullet Into Foreign Customs, June 25, 2009, 3:24 pm
Bullet Arrived Abroad, June 25, 2009, 3:24 pm, SWEDEN
Bullet International Dispatch, June 23, 2009, 11:22 am, ISC CHICAGO IL (USPS)
Bullet Arrival
Bullet Acceptance, June 22, 2009, 3:30 pm, NASHVILLE, IN 47448

Ohh yeah hurry up!!! :D

UkuEroll
06-26-2009, 12:39 AM
Your not on your own

Into Foreign Customs, June 24, 2009, 1:56 pm, GREAT BRITAIN
Into Foreign Customs, June 24, 2009, 1:55 pm, GREAT BRITAIN
Arrived Abroad, June 24, 2009, 1:41 pm, GREAT BRITAIN
International Dispatch, June 20, 2009, 7:20 pm, ISC CHICAGO IL (USPS)
Arrival
Acceptance, June 19, 2009, 2:50 pm, NASHVILLE, IN 47448

At least it in my country now, getting closer won't be long now.

Bram
06-26-2009, 02:28 AM
Detailed Results:

Bullet Into Foreign Customs, June 23, 2009, 9:55 am, NETHERLANDS
Bullet Arrived Abroad, June 23, 2009, 9:55 am, NETHERLANDS
Bullet International Dispatch, June 18, 2009, 10:43 am, ISC CHICAGO IL (USPS)
Bullet Arrival
Bullet Acceptance, June 17, 2009, 2:31 pm, NASHVILLE, IN 47448

Did some reseach on the web about the Dutch customs, seems like this could take up to a few weeks :(

Denno
06-26-2009, 02:31 AM
Mine is loose now, but looks like I woint be able to get it untill monday.